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Review of Home Gyms

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Before investing in thousands of dollars in a brand new home gym, ask yourself these questions about your fitness plans.

What Benefits Do You Expect From Your Home Gym?

  • If your home gym is going to be your principal form of exercise for an extended period of time, your investment in money and space for your gym and fitness equipment needs to be significant. Good quality exercise equipment that offers effective aerobic or strength training performance, can't be manufactured cheaply.
  • If your home gym is merely supplemental to other fitness or sports activities, then your equipment in machines and fitness accessories, along with required floor-space, can be smaller.
  • If muscle-building is an important personal fitness goal, the emphasis should be on buying some good quality strength-training equipment and accessories.
  • If general health, heart-health, or weight reduction is an important fitness goal, the emphasis needs to be towards good quality cardio-aerobic equipment.
  • Whatever your personal fitness goals, effective home gym exercise requires a balance of both cardio and resistance equipment. For example, every home gym should include basic fitness items for both cardio workouts and strength-training routines, along with a mat for stretching and abdominal work, like curls, crunches and other ab-exercise.

What Space is Available for Your Home Gym?

As a rough guide, here are the space requirements for the following list of exercise equipment.

Basic Home Gym - about 35-40 square feet.
Treadmill - about 30-35 square feet.
Exercise Bike - about 10-15 square feet.
Stair Climber - about 10-20 square feet.
Multi-Station Gym - about 50-200 square feet.
Rowing Machine - about 20-25 square feet.
Ski Machine - about 25-30 square feet.
Weights Rack - about 20-35 square feet.
Exercise Mat - about 30-36 square feet.

What is Your Home Gym Budget?

Depending on the quality and number of exercise machines (like, exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical trainer, rowing machine, weights) and other training accessories, you can spend anything between $5,000 and $25,000 on setting up a home gym. Or, you can invest as little as $500.00 on a basic home gym station, like BandFlex® or BowFlex®.

Home Gyms and Weight Control

Home Gyms machines improve health and fitness, build muscle tissue, and develop a leaner body shape. They also help to raise metabolism and may also help to develop a flat stomach. To lose fat tissue, and reduce weight, workouts using Home Gyms machines need to be combined with a calorie-controlled diet. Because unless you create a calorie deficit, you can't burn fat and therefore lose weight.

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